A People's History of the United States Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 127 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

A People's History of the United States Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 127 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of Chapter 6 in A People’s History of the United States?

2. Who founded the first school for women’s higher education, the Troy Female Seminary?

3. The author states in Chapter 2, “It is roughly estimated that Africa lost” how many “human beings to death and slavery in those centuries we call the beginnings of modern Western civilization”?

4. On Columbus’s second voyage for the King and Queen of Spain, he was unable to locate gold so he instead filled his ships with how many slaves?

5. Christopher Columbus first encountered the Lucayan-Arawak Indians in a location known now as what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What author spent a night in jail following his protest of the Mexican-American War? Why was he arrested?

2. How does the author describe the uprisings in Kentucky and other colonies in 1760 in Chapter 4?

3. What did Columbus discover when he returned to his fort at Navidad on his second journey, according to the author in Chapter 1? What did he take with him?

4. What does the author say of “natural antipathy” in Chapter 2?

5. Where does the author assert the history of slavery in the U.S. originated in Chapter 2?

6. Where did Christopher Columbus intend to travel when he “discovered” the Americas? Where does the author assert he actually landed in Chapter 1?

7. Who wrote the history of Columbus’s adventures in Cuba from the perspective of the inhabitants, according to the author in Chapter 1?

8. How does the author describe Virginia’s “chain of oppression” in Chapter 3?

9. What was the first representative assembly introduced in Virginia? What were the responsibilities of this assembly regarding slavery?

10. When and where did Dorr’s Rebellion occur? How does the author describe the surrounding circumstances of this event in Chapter 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the origins, history, culture, religion, and society of the Arawak people, and how this society changed with the arrival of Columbus and his fleet. How many Arawak people inhabited the islands where Columbus landed? How many slaves did Columbus take with him?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the policies of President Woodrow Wilson. In his first term as President, Wilson persuaded a Democratic Congress to pass major progressive reforms. What were these reforms? How did they affect the common citizens of the country?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss Sojourner Truth and her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech in Akron, Ohio. When did Sojourner Truth give this speech? How was it received? In what ways do you think Sojourner Truth influenced perceptions of women in society?

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